Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

CTSP Helps You Learn How to Keep Your Head in the Game

As educational coordinator and a crew leader for Heartwood Tree Service, Bill Hickman is grateful for earning TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) certificate. “The benefit for me personally was the focus on adult education and learning to better educate my peers, not only in my crew but throughout the organization,” says Hickman. The program […]

Safety-First Mindset Led to CTSP Credential for Nick Palladino

Just out of college, Nicholas Palladino worked as head lifeguard at the local town pool. But in the interest of working outdoors, away from the indoor pool, he took a job as a ground operations technician for Lucas Tree Expert Co., Inc. Palladino worked his way up to bucket-truck operator and a member of the […]

CTSP Opens a Career Path for Carlos Ramirez

Someone yells, “Cut!” It’s mid-October, and we’re talking remotely with Carlos Ramirez, who is on site in the Tahoe National Forest in Northern California, east of Sacramento, where he is overseeing field-site safety for P31 Enterprises, Inc. “That’s the three-way-communication safety protocol,” he explains, making sure there’s a reply when arborists make the back cut, […]

CTSP Offers Valuable Skills in Training the Trainers

As a senior corporate safety trainer at Asplundh Tree Expert, LLC – which, along with its subsidiaries, employs about 33,000 people throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand and is home to thousands of pieces of equipment – part of Ray Apking’s job is to support the company’s roughly 195 regional safety personnel. Additionally, […]

CTSP Helps Advance David Vega’s Career at Arborwell

David Vega, safety training specialist at Arborwell – an accredited, 24-year TCIA member company headquartered in Hayward, California – is in charge of all the company’s formalized field training. That means Vega is the instructor, mentor and coach for the company’s 200 employees across all of Arborwell’s regions, stretching from San Diego to Seattle. He […]

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